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yanaka-ginza
October 15, 2014

Tokyo’s Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods



If Shimokita feels mainstream to you, here’s a list of places in Tokyo that you might never have heard of but should definitely visit.

free_wifi
October 4, 2014

8 Things You Need Right Now…And Where To Find Them

Why is it that the simplest things are always the hardest to find?

wedding
September 18, 2014

4 Tips For Going To A Modern Japanese Wedding

Follow these 4 tips to avoid making any cultural mistakes at your next Japanese wedding.

tuna
September 10, 2014

The Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market: A How Not to Guide

Don’t do this if you actually want to see the tuna auction.

beach_woman
September 5, 2014

We’re Not In Japan Anymore: Why There’s No Place Like Home

Sometimes going away makes you realize how much you miss home.

japanese
August 29, 2014

How To Pretend To Speak Fluent Japanese

5 key words (or sounds) that will have you speaking fluent Japanese in no time.

kagurazaka_hd_1
August 8, 2014

A Walking Photo Tour of Kagurazaka

Wander through charming pre-war alleyways and sample some of the finest niku-man in Tokyo on a walking tour of Kagurazaka.

lost_translation
August 1, 2014

5 Creative Ideas for a Date Night in Tokyo

Finally found someone to respond to your online dating profile? Here’s 5 creative first date ideas to make that everlasting impression.

kombini
July 23, 2014

The Top 5 Konbini Countdown

Japanese convenience stores are a life saver when you first move to Japan. Here’s a rundown of out top 5 konbini in Tokyo.

gaijin_girl_fuji_1
July 17, 2014

Being a Gaijin Girl in Japan

As a gaijin girl in Japan, it’s sometimes hard not to feel like you’re going up an escalator backwards – thrilling but also kind of exhausting.